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Eric Schaefer's Five Metro Phoenix Restaurants He Misses the Most

The countdown to Best of Phoenix is on. Mark your calendar: This year's issue will be on newsstands September 26. What better way to warm up than by asking some local "experts" to list their own personal bests? This week, Eric Schaefer lists the five restaurants he misses the most.

Lately, my culinary cravings have gravitated toward restaurants that no longer exist in Phoenix. I've grown weary of glitzy restaurant openings and the Next Big Thing, and I'll go postal if I see one more menu with "deconstructed this" or "chocolate bacon that."

My list of five restaurants I miss the most, in no particular order:

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Eric Schaefer